Snak Online
Snak Online

Snak Online

Type
Brand
Software Used
Adobe Photoshop
Hardware Used
Tags
GraphicsDesignBrandFeaturedWordpressWebsiteSoftwareUI/UXCase Study
Client
No Silence Media

Snak Online was a brand experiment created by No Silence Media.

Overview

It was our goal to create a news aggregation site built on Wordpress, with the twist that articles could be organized by how long it takes to read them. The timing of the articles would be categorized by how long it might take someone to eat a snack, such as an apple. Hence the brand "Snak."

Brand

The idea of the website was customizable content for people to consume during their free time, however long they might have. We wanted this to be depicted through different snacks, which we decided based on types of snacks people usually have, and how long people might take to consume them. This was based on, uh, lots of anecdotal testing.

30 seconds
30 seconds
1 minute
1 minute
2 minutes
2 minutes
5 minutes
5 minutes
10 minutes
10 minutes

To make the icon and the logo, we decided on a more "modern" look, with some quirky and fun aspects mixed in.

We also made the "k" in the logo the "basket" that holds the snacks in the icon. This was done with intention of animating the logo, which was never done.

image
image

We also created some fun wallpapers for the brand:

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It's a reading app;
It's a reading app; of course there's a "dark mode!"

Mobile Website

We wanted the website to be a pleasant experience that made it easy to view content, share it, and find similar content. The purpose of the website was to provide an excellent reading experience.

The headline feature of the site was content that can scale to the user's free time. As such, we provided a timeline interface to better filter down content matching the time.

The home page
The home page

The timeline was placed prominently near the bottom of the screen to make it easy to access for people just browsing with their thumb. Likewise, the rest of the interface could be navigated using gestures (left, right, up, down) to reduce finger strain.

Article View

Top of the article, showcasing the article's featured image.
Top of the article, showcasing the article's featured image.
An example of what inline images and embedded advertising would look like.
An example of what inline images and embedded advertising would look like. Obviously the ad is not real.

Continuing to scroll at the end of the article would navigate the user to the next article.
Continuing to scroll at the end of the article would navigate the user to the next article.

A lot of this design was inspired by Microsoft's Metro design language, a personal favorite of mine.

An example of gesture-based navigation UI, shown here in the Zune desktop music player.
An example of gesture-based navigation UI, shown here in the Zune desktop music player.

Conclusions

The project was never finished, and No Silence Media moved onto other projects. However, this is still one of my favorite explorations in User Interface design, and I hope to design something like this in the future.

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